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Job Fair Wednesday March 2, Free!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Jobs & Networking: Wednesday, 4-8 PM, light dinner served. This year’s event, as before will be held at 333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, South Building Conference Room.  (WALK PAST MAIN LOBBY AND MAKE A RIGHT FOLLOWING YELLOW CORRIDOR. THE CONFERENCE ROOM WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT) RSVP to Christina (914) 967-6285.  or email See who’s hiring and what’s out there!

Annual Legislative Brunch, Sunday 12/12

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Does that look good!  And you, too, can participate in the 24th Psychiatric Society of Westchester Legislative Brunch. Talk to you State and local elected officials and their reps. Let them know about psychiatry’s concerns and issues. It only takes a few voices to have influence and this is our chance.  11 am to 1:30 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains. No charge for members, parking $2. Please RSVP by 12/6/10 to or call (914) 967-6285.

Psychiatry & Technology CME Day, Sat. 11/6/10

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

10 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday, November 6, The Psychiatric Society of Westchester Presents not one but FOUR updates to bring you to the cutting edge of technology.

1.  “Understanding CPT Coding & Documentation to Optimize Insurance Billing Receivables,” Seth Stein, Esq, Executive Director and General Counsel, NYSPA

2.  “Information Technology & Psychiatry, Challenges and Opportunities,” Glen Martin, MD, President NYSPA, Director of Medical Informatics, Queens Health Network.

3.  “Is EMR & Billing Right for You? “ William Picker, PhD

4. “Having a Web Presence is Easier Than Ever Before and the Best Software is Free,” Jeffery Smith, MD, Web Editor, Psychiatric Society of Westchester

RSVP by Oct. 29, to: (914) 967-6285 or email $20 fee for members plus $4 for parking.  Location:  Westchester Medical Center, Behavioral Science Center 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595.

Kick-Off CME September 22

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

George J. Makari, MD, acclaimed historian of psychoanalysis will present on the subject of his recent book. Here’s what Booklist has to say:  “With psychoanalysis under intellectual siege in recent decades, Makari retrieves its original radicalism in this history of its formative decades. Establishing the context of its origin, Makari discusses thought current in Europe in the late 1800s about the nature of the mind and mental illness. Introducing Sigmund Freud, Makari depicts the guru of psychoanalysis feuding with rivals and acquiring acolytes as he found his calling and steadily gained prominence as a medical and psychological innovator.”  Does that pique your interest? According to Amazon, this history starts in 1895, even though the first patient described, Anna O., who suffered from D.I.D., came some time before that.  I can’t wait to hear what Dr. Makari has to say.  7 p.m. at St. Vincent’s, Harrison.  RSVP to

Why is it… And What to Do Now.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Fairness promotes patient access to care.  Why is it that when two doctors talk about fees they are violating anti-trust laws and six managed care companies dominating 80% of their market are not? That isn’t fair. New New York State legislation backed by MSSNY needs your support now to write your legislator in favor of a bill that would allow collective bargaining by physicians to rebalance the playing field with managed care companies. MSSNY has made it easy to do.  Go to the MSSNY Website and a few clicks will get you the right message to the right people. It won’t take 5 minutes.


Writers Writers… Newsletter Time

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

May 24 is the deadline for the Spring issue of the PSW newsletter.  Make editor Fady Hajal happy by writing to 500 member colleagues.  Contact Dr. Hajal: or Christina, 914 967 6285.

Annual Bronx-Westchester Meeting 3/24/10

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

I can almost hear the mandolins. Definitely time for a visit to Arthur Avenue and a taste of old Italy, not to mention a chance to see old friends and colleagues from our closest and dearest DB neighbor. This year, da Bronx is hosting our get together. The CME lecture will be on “The Evolving Role of the Psychiatrist Within the Changing Mental Health System.” RSVP to Christina, (  (914) 967-7065 (Bronx) or 6285 (PSW).  6:00-9:00 PM on Wednesday, March 24.  Marios, 2342 Arthur Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458.  It’s on the left near the end of the street as you go South from Fordham Road.  See you there,  -JS

MYSSNY Advocacy Day Tuesday March 9

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

There is a serious imbalance. When it comes to policy, physicians are outgunned and hugely outspent by lobbies of insurance companies and other big players. Their profit-making policies should not take away from our patient’s care. This is your chance to join your MYSSNY colleagues to speak up.  Busses will be rolling this Tuesday. Our own Karen Gennaro, secretary of the Westchester Medical Society says, “Meet at 333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains in the main parking lot on the lower level which is visible from I-287. Buses will leave at 6:30am on Tuesday, March 9th.” Contact:  call Denise or Brian at the Medical Society office (914) 967-9100 to reserve you complimentary seat.  Alternatively, you may email Denise at: Note:  I am trying out a policy of avoiding the @ sign to reduce mechanized spam.  — JS

Annual Job Fair, Wed. March 3.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

It’s time for the Annual Job fair. Residents finishing your studies, psychiatrists looking for something better, Local and regional employers–it’s time to get together and talk turkey, hosted by the Psychiatric Society of Westchester.

Place:  Westchester Medical Society, 333 Westchester Ave. White Plains.

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Dinner will be served (Free!)

RSVP:  Christina, 914-967-6285,


Jan. 20 — James Strain, MD on Depression

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

jamesstrainDepression as a Systemic Disorder — More than a Mental Disorder, depression is intimately involved with Cardio Vascular Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, and HIV. Dr. Strain is Professor of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. The CME presentation will be at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Harrison at 6:00 PM.  The cost of dinner is $20 per person. RSVP at or call  914-967-6285